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Seven hundred years ago you would have been looking at a mound covered with bright red clay instead of green grass, and you would have been gazing respectfully at a ceremonial building on the top.
The largest mound rises 25 feet above the groun…
The Mississippian-the ancient people who lived here-were unlike their ancestors in several ways. Instead of being nomadic hunter-gatherers, they were farmers who devised an agricultural lifestyle based on corn. They settled in towns along the Miss…
You are entering the largest surviving prehistoric site in the Tennessee river valley and one of the least disturbed areas of earthen mounds in the eastern United States. Early European settlers were familiar with the site. After the Civil War Bat…
Archeologists are like detectives. They gather evidence, look for clues, and make educated assumptions. The people who lived here did not leave behind any written records. But they did leave earthen mounds, pieces of pottery, stone tools, bits of …
Topped off with a temple, a chief's residence, or a governmental building, this mound served as the social and ceremonial focus of the community. The summit offered an unparalleled view of religious ceremonies, dances, games, and everyday actives …
Statistics alone do not reveal the magnitude of human suffering and loss at Shiloh. In the battle's aftermath, the piteous cries of the wounded and dying filled these woods. Everywhere the ground was strewn with bodies. The grotesque appearance of…
The Tennesseans had more to fight for.
The Fight was for their homes and firesides.
-Brigadier General Patrick R. Cleburne,
As recounted by a soldier in the 23rd Tennessee Infantry
Erected by the sovereign state of Tenness…
Center of Union Line.
On the second day of fighting, Confederate forces here under Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard made their last attempt to check the surge of Union forces counterattacking from Pittsburg Landing. Confederate infantry sloshed through the shallow Water Oaks Pon…
In memory of all Mississippians who battled upon this hallowed ground the Sixth and Seventh of April Eighteen Hundred Sixty Two
Erected by the citizens of the great state of Mississippi
Mississippi Units - Army of the Mississippi